Summertime Adventure Session

There is something special about visiting the same families year after year. There is a special level of trust that develops and we just relax and hang out while I document their life. I've been documenting this family since their son was a newborn. This year, we went to their new piece of land that they recently acquired. Their plan is to build their 'forever' home here--slowly, over time. I think it is super cool to have photographs of them sitting on the land which will one day be their home. We talked about doing another session here when it is in the framing stage before we get to do one when they are all moved in. I cannot tell you how much I love this idea.

I've been in business for 10 years...photographing for 12. Over those 10 years, I've seen a lot of changes--both in the way that I do things and the way that other people do things as well. These 'adventure sessions' are my ideal way of doing things. The 'slow' answer to photographs. Where I feel free to give my clients everything I've got. Where we work together to create portraits. I never feel rushed during these session...and I try to structure them so my clients can get the best of both worlds--some more casual portraits, as well as, those intimate candid moments that everyone loves so much. There are other more efficient ways of doing things--heck, I even offer a more efficient way which I call Simply Portraits, but these sessions. This is where my heart lies. 

Enjoy a look at this family's time with me. 

Canmore Wedding

It was a super hot day in June when I had the pleasure of documenting this hot, that we cut portraits short and went for a cold beer(or Radler or Burt Reynolds--whatever) over at The Rose and Crown. Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do ;) It was a beautiful day filled with family, friends and a whole lot of laughter. Here are some of the images we created together.


~ Dana

Too Cool For School Portraits


Too Cool For School Portraits

It's that time of year again!!! BACK TO SCHOOL!!! And, you know what that means??? It's time for my Too Cool For School Portraits! This year, I'm doing a one day event on SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16TH. Each session is 10 minutes in length and we create about 5-7 images for you to choose from. The session fee is $50 and includes ONE DIGITAL FILE.  Book your spot here:

Okotoks Maternity Photography

We had a lazy summer evening eating grapes and drinking iced tea while my friend and make up artist, Karlie from Love and Colour did her hair and make up in my studio before we headed out to create some images in the golden hours before the sun sets. Maternity sessions are my favourite....I say that all the time. Watching couples blossom into parents as they go from maternity to newborn sessions is just one of my most favourite things. I simply cannot wait to meet this little one later this summer.

A quick note about availability--I am mostly booked for the summer, so if you are hoping for a session, contact me soon so that I can get you in my schedule. September is starting to book now. I know that I am definitely not one of those parents who are on top of things, but if you are thinking that 2017 is your year for family photographs, now would be a good time to solidify one of the coveted best spots(3rd and 4th week of September). 

And, if you are having a baby, I'd love to see you in and out of the studio to help you create some amazing images to celebrate.